Ratio 2nd Generation Free Diver Helium-Safe Quartz 1038EF102V-BLU-V02 1000M Mens Watch
Big, bright and burly, the Ratio 2nd Generation Free Diver Helium-Safe Quartz is a direct contender to all the BIG divers out there, who offer their marvels at prices that shock! The Ratio 2nd Generation Free Diver Helium-Safe Quartz is solidly built in stainless steel; its crown guarded from all directions by two solid blocks of steel and its unidirectional bezel can handle any impact head-on!
Stainless Steel Case
Caliber: Seiko VX4E
Bezel With Ceramic Inlay
Orange Minute Hand
Luminous Hands And Markers
Watch With Helium Valve
Day And Date Display
Uni Directional Rotating Bezel
Screw Down Crown
Engraved Case Back
1000M Water Resistance
Approximate Case Diameter: 49mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 12mm
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Ratio 2nd Generation FreeDiver Helium Safe Quartz 1038EF102V-BLU-V02 1000M Men's Watch
The Ratio 2nd Generation FreeDiver Helium Safe Quartz 1038EF102V-BLU-V02 is for them who love to explore!
It is a watch that converts your exuberance towards unknown realms into a reality!
TheFreeDiver Helium Safe 1000Moffers you newer chances and challenges amidst newer depths and dimensions.
You never know what or where your curiosity might lead you next! So we made a watch that can take you beyond the maximum Freediving limits if needed; we made it for explorers with inquisitive minds.
6 reasons why you should go for the Ratio FreeDiver Helium-safe 1000M watch
A well-done watch that’s solidly constructed, theRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzis an all-around instrument for marine enthusiasts and desk-divers alike. This one joined the hit parade immediately after the 200m Freediver made to the scene and became an instant hit.
This excellent tool/diver watch makes you aspire for deeper underwater realms. It has amazed everyone with its wide depth range and features. It surfaces for everyone who looks forward to newer experiences perilous yet pleasurable.
TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz1038EF102V-BLU-V02 is a heavy watch. The heavy-gauge surgical steel construction (case, screw-down crown, engraved case-back w/image of a free diver and the deployment clasp) gives it the weight. It pleasantly assures its presence with its heft while increasing the momentum of your hand’s movements, rather than tying you down with its weight. The thick gauge, surgical-grade stainless steel and the sapphire crystal offers high resistance against tremendous water pressure; physical impacts and violent tugs. The crystal, the case and the case back protect the Japanese quartz movement (with its own shock/magnetism resistant features) within entirely against knocks, bumps and drops.
A large sized dial made of brass and painted using silkscreen technique; a big date window and prominent hands and hour markers offer maximum visibility under murky environments and when under pressing situations, you do not have to squint to focus on the dial to read the time (or the bezel/timer reading). A big advantage is the non-radioactive lume-filled prominent hour markers (especially at 12, 6 and 9); they are big, bright and with an almost infinite longevity. It also ensures longer hours of illumination.
The serrated bezel, the grooved crown and the knurled helium-valve cover – All facilitate a firm grip with wet fingers, with or without the diving gloves on. It is advised not to operate the crowns under wet conditions. Note: You’ll need the helium valve in your watch for times when you are in a chamber filled with breathing mixture; not necessarily diving bells. You open the valve to let the trapped helium out, which got past the gaskets and seals due to their very fine dimensions. A decreasing external/environmental pressure would make the helium to expand fast and damage the seals, crystal and gaskets in an attempt to escape. The helium valve provides an outlet for the built up pressure to escape.
The hour and minute hands of theRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz1038EF102V-BLU-V02 are unique in their shapes. The hour and minute hands are a mix between arrow and sword shapes while the seconds-hand is an improvisation on the sword-style. The red-border on the minutes hand ensures you do not miss out on its position while using the bezel as an elapsed-time indicator.
Ratio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz: A sum up of time and personal experiences
TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzis a great tool watch to which anyone who takes freediving seriously should give a thought. Its specs match that of any pro-grade diver watch but the cost doesn’t. TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzwears a tag that’s unbelievably lower than the rest in its league. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another watch from another brand that offers for the same amount.
Specs and their implications
Water resistant up to 3300ft (1000m).
Suitable for professional and everyday use.
Suitable for Skin Diving, Scuba Diving, Deep diving, Swimming, Snorkeling, Surfing; spear-fishing; moderate to high-intensity land sports.
Ratio uses non-radioactive luminescent paint for the luminescence in the Freediver 1000m watch. It is a non-radioactive, radiant paint that's applied generously on the hands and the indices of the Freediver. The paint exhibits greater intensity and longer-lasting luminescence. Its output duration doesn’t let you compromise on visibility; let it even be for a few extra hours in the dark! A 10-minutes long exposure to 500 lux or higher intensity light will charge the lume for the next 3-5 hours. A continuous 8-hour exposure to Sunlight on a normal summer day will let it glow for 10+ hours. The longevity of the paint is semi-permanent, ensuring full functionality of the watch even after years of active use.
SEIKO VX42E Analog Quartz 11 1/2''' Slim Movement [Three hands (H/M/S) with Calendar]
i. Pre-adjusted tuning fork quartz oscillator; 32,768 Hz
ii. Operating range: －5℃ to ＋50℃.
INDICATOR / FUNCTIONS
3 Hands Hour / Minute / Second
Calendar Instant setting device for date calendar
Crown pulled out 1st click: Instant date change
Crown pulled out 2nd click: Time setting/Reset
Anti-magnetism: Over 1600A/m (Direct current magnetic field)
Type / Size Silver oxide battery; φ9.5mm/2.0mm
Recommended battery SR920SW (Maxell, Murata, Seizaiken); 1.55 V
Battery life Approx. 3 years
TEST OF ACCURACY
Equipment: SEIKO quartz tester QT-99, Greiner quartz timer-C , Witschi Q-tester 4000.
Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month (on wrist).
Generous use of solid, surgical-grade stainless steel and lume material.
Visually appealing watch face with uniquely shaped hands.
A proven, reliable movement (Seiko VX42E) with its own magnetism/shock resistant properties.
Analog, blue dial with large, prominent hands and hour indices, covered from the top with a sapphire crystal
Case, case back and bracelet material
316L Stainless Steel w/ Deployment Clasp
2 and 4’o clock crowns: The 4’o clock screw-down crown is for time and date adjustments while the 2’o clock screw-down crown is the helium escape valve. They are placed in a manner that minimises damage to the watch in case of a frontal impact and eliminate the chances of wrist bites if your palm folds against your wrist.
I am a scuba diver and my last Seiko I had over 30 years is no longer waterproof. Bought this with a coupon for $110. A little smaller than I expected. The bezel is not easy to turn while wearing gloves underwater.
This diving watch features a durable 316L stainless steel casing and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal window. The face uses non-radioactive paint which though will need to be occasionally charged with light, is actually brighter than the radioactive versions I've seen. Powered by a reliable Japanese quartz movement, this watch delivers accuracy and convenience through its minimal need for maintenance and shock resistance. The inclusion of a helium escape valve and a uni-directional rotating bezel with a screw-down crown elevate its functionality, making it suitable for both professional and leisurely dives.
I initially experienced some discomfort with the PU strap during the first few weeks; however, as I grew accustomed to it, the watch became a comfortable extension of my daily attire. While I haven't yet submerged myself in the depths with this watch, I feel confident in its ability to perform admirably given its innovative features.
The Ratio FreeDiver 2nd generation dive watch is an enticing option for anyone seeking a high-quality and functional accessory to accompany them on their underwater adventures.
The watch case is really nice. The band is ok. Probably good for scuba diving if you wear it over your wetsuit but not that comfortable if you plan to wear it daily. The glow in the dark paint is good and stays illuminated for several hours if charged well under bright light. I'm going to keep the case and get another band for daily use that's more comfortable.
A beefy scuba diving watch - I have always wanted an authentic beefy scuba diving watch. It checked all my boxes on features a diving watch should have & all without breaking the bank. It’s basically a Seiko SKX diver watch with Seiko guts! The only chink in this watches armor was the band. It’s beefy & hard & uncomfortable. I changed mine out for a much more comfortable silicone band ordered on Amazon.
Nice watch , I like it as much or better than my Tag..